A quick assessment as to what was accomplished in the 2015-2016, biennium of the Vermont Legislature.
* Stopped Mandatory Registration Gun Background Checks (S.31)
* Stopped banning of lead ammo for hunting (H.460)
* Stopped a House Resolution that would have municipal charter change ordinance bills to proceed directly to the house floor without going to the Government Operations Committee (H.R. 11)
H.R.: 11.: http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2016/Docs/RESOLUTN/HR0011/HR0011%20As%20Introduced.pdf
* Stopped two separate sets of three City of Burlington Gun Control Ordinances (H.90, H.91 and H.92 in 2015 and H.566, H.567 and H.568 in 2016)
H.567: http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2016/Docs/BILLS/H-0567/H-0567%20As%20Introduced.pdf ;
* Stopped Insurance Companies from being required by the state to have gun owners report guns in their homes to the insurance company.(H.709)
* Stopped the banning of public access on Berlin Pond. (H.33 and H.871)
* Ivory and rhino horn ban bill failed. (H.297)
H.297 as it passed the senate and ended without passing: http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2016/Docs/JOURNAL/sj160420.pdf#page=14
* Passed H.570 highlights:
-The possession and use of suppressors permanently lawful in Vermont. Sunset was repealed.
-F&W penalties made more uniform.
-Now possible for ranges undertaking construction for safety, lead abatement or environment purposes to not have to obtain an Act 250 permit.
-Repeals the ban of felt waders for fishing.
H.570 as passed starts on 1694 and range section is on page 1710: http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2016/Docs/JOURNAL/hj160502
These are just a few of the many bills that required action to protect your rights.